Not very knowledgeable of Quality Chainsaws ! I most likely will purchase one at some point if God is Willing lol :), ewalk gets defensive:"I really was giving you more credit than to respond to a quote from May 20 of 2005. Get off your Husky Bashing Podium and Smell the Coffee Dude , todays Poulan are not even close to any other Major Saw Manufacturer within Quality or Reliability including Husqvarna . While chainsaws are a fading tool in the logging industry due to mechanization, they are still used by small to moderate sized operations mainly for limbing rather than for felling timber. I think we are establishing a pattern here - you again failed to read my posts and I'm not sure where you are getting the above from.ewalk saysPerhaps back 20 + Yrs ago but not since. Always use quality two-stroke engine oil complying with the TC classification. If I had wanted a poor quality chainsaw I could have bought something much cheaper than a Stihl and had the same crappy quality.Berni. A Stihl chainsaw uses an automatic oiler, which is an adjustable screw that regulates the output of oil from the pump. I have been loggin 10 years. Have ran numerous Poulan never owned one since they do not manufacturer a Prosumer or Professional Grade Saw , since 1980-84 . I asked my Stihl dealer about the Stihl MS210C with the Easy2Start, and he strongly advised against the easy start. I assumed it was your Quotation.. sheesh ! submit . In this article we give you both sides of the story so you can decide which chainsaw brand is right for you. I've learned my lesson about 'stepping up' - I won't throw good money after bad - lesson learned. Seriously if you like your Poulan for weekend a yr cutting of cedar and Birch fine , but lets get serious you can't go on record and state that POULAN out cuts out lives HUSKY SAWS other than the HUSKY CLONE Units I have advised you of previously .". Unsuitable fuels or mix ratios that do not comply with the specification can seriously damage the engine (piston seizing, excessive wear. Husqvarna’s high octane fuel is mixed with our best synthetic oil blend. Again not bashing you , just find it hard to condemn Husky for your bad experience. ptgr: Oh I don't have any problem with you Bro , at least not really . Personally I like Husqvarna chainsaws better. You've confused me with someone else - perhaps the original poster? However you have stated just the opposite ,having not owned more than your apparent Rubbish Rancher . He said he has had a lot of complaints, and some saws returned. ewalk wroteI get a little cranky about certain things. Bear in mind they'd already charged me nearly Â£80 for replacing bearing and clutch parts. His poorly maintained specimen is however enough evidence for him to badmouth an entire world class saw brand while extolling the virtues of the throw away saws manufactured by the same parent company as Husky. Lots of Loyalty within the Ranks !. The oil mix in it is JASO FD certified (#001LTI001) which when you check the certification page it's Redmax 2 stroke oil. Actually Steve both Husky and Stihl have common engineering pitfalls within their Homeowner Class saws . Cheap design on homeowner Stihl saws, bar studs shouldn't be screwed into plastic. I think husky still builds a good saw and would buy one but they are hard to get parts for. They both preform about the same, and polans (lol) never seen anybody with that in the woods. If you take the time to read this thread carefully - perhaps you'll recognize the quoted text as that of the original poster to whom I was responding. What customer service. Your petrol-powered engine requires a mixture of petrol and engine oil. Pgtr: Actually if you look at the Cheapo Husky 230 and 240 series they are actually Poulans . Steve. I expect longer life out of the stihl based on my experience but plan to rebuild the husky and keep it for a back up saw. Hi. currently using a stihl 361 with great results. P.S. ", Gee. Every 260 and 361 have req'd Rejetting Same I hear with the Newer 362. They were forced to regettably in my opinion from cheap offshore competition . Only Husqvarna HP or LS+ two stroke oil should be used in Husqvarna products. I think you did ask this question ! As for my personal opinion of you ? The screw -- a semi-manual setting -- can't stop the oil completely; the oil pump is automatic. Ptgr , where are you when we need you ? The Echo and if I may say Efco Units would be my personal choice for a Prosumer or (almost) Commercial Pro-Grade Saw. I soon switched to Amsoil Saber and no more oozing oil. Any Good Dealer would have steered you clear of it towards a MS-260 or 260 Pro both Pro Grade with Magnesium Case . Two cycle engine oil that is added to the fuel is made to a standard. This pains me to say because I have always been a husqvarna man, but right now stihl has a better dealer network and probably a better saw. but the stihl is about a half horse power bigger(3.9 vs 4.4)witch is noticeable. ewalk writes:"Your Beyond a Pill ! How Much Oil Should Come Out of the Chain Saw Chain Oiler?. Most regular grade fuel has If you use any other type of fuel, serious damage to the engine can … As I thought I made clear before, If it ain't Husqvarna rubbish (regardless of brand) it's already a step up on my list and I'd consider it and that's what I share with others. I only use Amsoil products in my 2 stroke equipment and mower. Let Dean show you how to replace an oil pump oiler hose that is leaking on a Husqvarna 455 Rancher. However, one thing that bothers me about it and previous Husky trimmers I've owned, is that it spews an oily residue from the exhaust. When I threaded the stud back into the casing and put the nut back on the stud just stripped out of the casing. think both brands are good but with anything proper care is important! Someone else revives it. It's not "a" bad experience, it's over a decade of Husqvarna rubbish sputtering and stalling and rasping experience. ewalk asksWhat current Model of Poulan do you now have in high respect . ... they showed me a promotion Stihl had going that if you buy a 6-pack of Stihl oil with the saw, (I think it was $9.99) they will double the warranty to 2 years on the saw. Both Stihl and Husqvarna are top quality and have a range of chainsaw models to meet every conceivable need. ... Use either a 10W30 motor oil or SAE30 motor oil. Thats not really much in comparison to my MS-260 or even a Cheapo Solo . Husqvarna LS+ oil should be used when mixing regular unleaded fuel. I own a Husqv. replaced it with a new (in 2001 )husky model 359. nine years later the husky has finely wore out. For a little more $$ they would be getting Pro Grade units :) . Pgtr: "I would appreciate opinions on Husqvarna and Stihl Saws " Oct 24th Quote. I had a chat with the Power Source Canada (Briggs) rep yesterday as they are now the Dolmar distributor. I have had numerous Stihl Wood Boss Saws come in and they are REALLY RUBBISH Stihl Models . that's about 20 cords of red fir and tamarack fire wood a year. The rest are imported.The pros here only run Stihl or Husky and the brand loyalty is fierce.FWIW, the Poulan built Husky's are the 100 series.The 300, 400, and 500 series are Swedish built but not all are designed for pro use. You are portraying yourself as a crumudgeon pgtr. Again. I have worked lots of professional logging crews over the years and am actually working a contractor right now. Started with a fifteen year old stihl 038 and loved it. If you’re a history buff, or if you like the … I've had Husky 141, Stihl 021, Stihl MS180, and the 401. Started with a fifteen year old stihl 038 and loved it. that's about 20 cords of red fir and tamarack fire wood a year. The reason is that bar and chain oil has a "high-tack" additive that prevents it from slinging off the chain as it travels around the tip. ewalk prescribes: "Note: If you don't like Husky Rubbish that's fine , take a pill .". To operate your petrol tool, you need a mixture of petrol and engine oil to power the engine. I've had years of poor performance from it. This will lead to carbon deposits in the combustion chamber and ring grooves in the pistons, which will eventually cause loss of compression. tmax: I like Your Style and Technical Knowledge of The Subject Matter ! But to answer your original question there is not a lot of difference within the Stihl and Husky Units it's pretty well a personal choice. I agree that Husky has really cheapened their product line with the former 100 and now a few of the 400 Series Homeowner Saws. Echo would sound like an excellent option for the obvious reason I've stated above. And full disclosure? The Husky 357 is closer to the 361/2 with the 361/2 having slightly more displacement. As far as Husky vs. Stihl,,, its hard to overlook the prefiltering of air on the Husky's. No kidding. The stihls (pro line)are my pic the parts are cheaper, and the last a lot longer. Stihl eventually picked up saw for checking. In fact ewalk - All I've seen you spew is your opinions. This screw will increase or decrease oil flow to the bar and chain during cutting. Can't Beat the Dolmar , Solo or Efco or Echo Middle Weights either for the Pricing , just have to have a established , reliable dealer or saw experience for user servicing . "I can't count the number of clutchs and bars and chains I have replaced on Poulans for customers who where bound and determined that their units could cut Canadian Maple and Oak with the Big Boys lol.". I wish more people would look at the Echo and Efco Saws prior to buying Box Store Products . Sorry ewalk but that's minus 2 points now... wrong again, twice now. Stick with a Husquvarna. I've lost count how many times my Husqvarna rubish saw has failed me while my neighbors Poulans get the job done (red oak, live oak and hickory exclusively). Have 2 Pioneers , owned 4-Huskys 3-Stihl's 1-Mac-10 1-Jonsered 1-Echo 1-Solo in a 40 year Tree Cutting Period .So No allegiance to Husquarna sorry to again burst your bubble .". Was told by service agents that a bearing had broken and this had hit the casing, cracking it, causing oil to flow out and not into lubricating the chain.Cost as much to replace casing as buy new one. Ever. "I would like to get a little smaller saw, maybe 30 to 45cc, that is easy to start and well balanced.". Actually , currently Echo produces better product accross the board with much better pricing . I have been using saws for over 50 yrs and repairing same for close to 30. Stihl MS 210 C with the Easy2Start system, Husqvarna chainsaw models and the differences between them. Selecting and installing cutting attachments. I would appreciate opinions on the Husqvarna or Stihl saws. I've been on the gardenweb forums for something like 10 years and like to give back now and then. Indeed. Sheesh indeed!ewalk opines:"As for my personal opinion of you ? Before pouring this mix into the fuel tank, first mix it thoroughly by shaking the can. pgtr"on't know what Vintage Poulan you are speaking of ? I didn't ask this question. We saw this question asked on the net and at face value, you could think it's a silly question to ask as yes, you can use other brands with other brands - while some manufacturers may state to use only their brand with their products, this is just a sales tactic - if it's the right kind of oil for your chainsaw, you sure can use it - so it is fine to add Husqvarna oil to your Stihl saw, and vice versa. Chain oil For a variety of STIHL chains. I am looking for a new chainsaw. It is important to say this, if you buy a husky and you want a real husky, make sure that it sais MADE IN SWEDEN on the saw, if it does not say that you are buying a glorified poulan. They are made cheap alike everything else. For a mixing ratio of 1 : 50 you need 5 litres of petrol and 0.10 litres (100cm³) of STIHL two-stroke oil. ... Gold certified Stihl tech, Service Manager for a rental/repair shop.Certified in most small engines. The 401 wins hands down but the Stihl MS180 is also pretty nice. Use BP petrol, stihl two stroke oil, service them regulary and they will see you right. but only because it supposedly includes fuel stabilizer. However the Rancher Series has been quite a good saw from the Old Model 51 through to my latest addition the 460 . Sure you buy a Husky Homeowner Saw probably form a Box Store and for whatever reason slam the integrity of a Fine Saw Manufacturer . Too bad the new ones are not built as well. The swedish made husky's are real good saws, from what the loggers are telling me the stihl's are easier to get parts for (and I mean everywhere) and seem to hold up just a little better (and these guys are really hard on chainsaws). So just because my own opinions based on my experience doesn't square with yours - why do you keep insisting that I am the one that needs to chill? pgtr: Dude , I did not see your quote from the OP , I really was giving you more credit than to respond to a quote from May 20 of 2005. I was impressed with the saws in the 80's but have not seen them since so will be interesting to see what they have to offer. If you are concerned about easy starting, consider the Stihl MS 210 C with the Easy2Start system. I share my own fact based experience w/ one of the two brands referenced - and then not once but twice you misattribute their question to me and somehow it's my fault you didn't see my quotes? ewalk, Re-read my post. Here’s a handy table that helps explain what two-stroke oil to use with each type of fuel. It is a Low Quality Homeowner Saw ! As far as Husky , 346-XP is their top Selling current Saw comparable to the Stil MS-361 . Husqvarna XP has the highest with a 95 high octane promise. How long can I store fuel mix if I add a stabilizer? The fuel does not degrade or oxidize like pump gas, and stays fresh for years solving longer term storage needs. The engine, gaskets, fuel lines and fuel tank may be damaged if poor quality engine oil is used. BW: I think you summed it up rather well Dude ! Use TCW3 rated oil only. currently using a stihl 361 with great results. I've had both husky and stihl chainsaws and great results with both. I got about three years of good service out of mine. I bought a Husqv 55 new about 6 or 7 years ago - utter rubbish. No biggy , discover the problem and correct it. Oil designed for use in air cooled 2 stroke engines has a much higher ash content than TCW3 rated oil designed for use in water cooled outboards. Cheap disposable units suitable for occasional firewood cutting of Birch and Poplar . Sorry I missed your post , My Bad...E. i have used poulan s for over twenty years and now, well i wouldn't give a nickel for one....i have purchased echo's to replace all four of my poulan s due to poulan s wont oil the chains.... i love the echo's cs 370 and my new cs450p both are awesome saws i haven't received my cs310 yet but have good confidence it will be awesome too. Annie,I agree with Luke. To mix the fuel, first pour the engine oil and then the petrol into a suitable can approved for use with fuel. 50:1 ethanol free 95 octane fuel and oil mix. The fuel mixture must meet the manufacturer's standards and isn't the same as the gas you put in your car. I'm not quite sure why you are so worked up about about my experience w/ Husqv. Don't know nothing about cheapened - all I know is that I spent a lot of money and My Husqvarna is still rubbish and pretty much always has been. However the Rancher Series has been quite a good saw from the Old Model 51 through to my latest addition the 460 . I don't look at anything carrying the Husqvarna name and don't recommend anything regardless of OEM that carries that name. Oil is oil as long as you buy a well known quality brand. Question: So why do you have such ongoing constipation over my posting an opinion based on years of horrid experience with this pathetic Husqvarna piece of rubbish saw for other prospective buyers? I have found Stihl a little more pricy . More important is maintenance. Hard starting is either carburation or electrical or at times a little combination of both . Unfortunate that your have had these issues with a practically new saw . It is best to use STIHL two-stroke engine oil which is specially formulated for STIHL engines and helps to prolong engine life. I think the electronic carburetor plays a major role... who manufactures these for Stihl and Husqvarna? I emailed the MD, he deleted my mail without even opening it. Some strange people even like other chainsaw brands. Perhaps back 20 + Yrs ago but not since. Take care when opening the can as pressure may have built up inside. :). If you got a Husqvarna, from bitter experience use their oil, they do have a version of the saw with a grey surround to the on /off switch denoting ok to use normal 2 stroke oil. Does anyone know the differences between them? Bought a Farm Boss last year and the saw runs great once you get it started. "I would appreciate opinions on the Husqvarna or Stihl saws.". Before you buy, look under the housing. So actually YOUR question would seem to suggest that YOU, ewalk, have the problem with either me or my personal experience based opinion regarding my piece of rubbish Husqvarna saw. I've sent emails requiesting an update they just get ignored. ptgr: Sorry Due Your Beyond a Pill ! The 346 is more akin to the 260 than the 361/362. the husky 359 and stihl 361 share the same displacement of 59 centimeters. If you wish a better Pro Saw you have to go to the 357XP or 372XP Line up . I'm just here sharing my personal experience with my pig of a Husqv rubbish saw with the original poster who specifically inquired about this brand. :-). I'll never buy (or recommend) a Husqvarna rubbish product again. My advise is simple to the OP: Anything but a Husqv. 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